Many arguments can be made that former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan did the wrong thing while coaching Robert Griffin III. The easiest thing to point to is continuing to play Griffin after he sustained a knee injury in a January 2013 playoff loss to Seattle. Griffin stayed in the game with a hurt knee, and later, the knee was basically destroyed.
But that conversation has been had. Shanahan defended his decision to play RG3 in that game, and to play him again when he rushed through rehab to return for the 2013 season opener. Another argument against Shanahan and his son/former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was that RG3 was used too often as a running threat, and all the designed QB runs accelrated Griffin's injury chances.
But now, a new allegation emerges against the Shanahan's and their tenure coaching Griffin. Quarterback guru Terry Shea told USA Today that RG3's fundamentals slipped under the tutelage of the Shanahan clan. Loose fundamentals led to increased interceptions for Griffin.
“For some reason, they just dropped the ball on his footwork fundamentals,” Shea said. “I’m convinced."
What to make of Shea's comments? He is a quarterback coach RG3 trusts, and is working with again. Will RG3's footwork improve? Will Jay Gruden be a welcome change for Griffin?
Let us know what you think in the comments.